May 24, 2022/Media, Press

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa Releases Statement Following the Mass Shooting at Uvalde CISD Robb Elementary School

AUSTIN, Texas — “For the Uvalde, TX community — this is an absolute nightmare that has shaken our state and our country. Fourteen children and one teacher were taken at the hands of an individual who should have never had a weapon in the first place.

“Our schools should be a safe haven for learning and growth. Yet teachers and children go to school each day fearing for their lives. Parents worry that when they hug their child goodbye, that hug may be their last. To the families and loved ones of the innocent lives lost — we grieve with you during this unimaginable, incomprehensible tragedy. As a parent and grandparent myself, I cannot begin to fathom the pain you are enduring at this moment.

“I extend my endless gratitude to the first responders and law enforcement that arrived quickly to the scene and continue to grapple with the aftermath of this heinous act of violence. Tragedies like this will continue to leave Texas families grieving and traumatized until our state starts prioritizing our families, our safety, and our future. Today, we grieve and renew our demand for meaningful action now to end gun violence. Texas families can’t wait any longer.